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Apple Mac Pro 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 12GB 256GB Flash

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4 Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 12GB Dec 2013
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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Personal Computers

On average Apple PCs are rated 91 out of 100, which is in the top 1% of all computer manufacturers that we have assessed.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of PCs of this spec and age is 2TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 6,144 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Pro has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s. At 59.7 gigabytes per second, the Mac Pro has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of PCs that have been around for more than two years is 88GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB. The Mac Pro has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors (256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Flash Storage Medium

The Mac Pro has a Flash storage medium which is faster than most PCs that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Flash Drives store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive. The storage speed of all similar spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro ranges from HDD (worst) to SSD (best).

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the Mac Pro has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the Mac Pro.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Mac Pro range from 2GB to 64GB. The Mac Pro has one of the bigger internal memory (12 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Two Discrete Graphics Adapters

The Mac Pro is a two discrete graphics adapter computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The Mac Pro has more Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports than most of the PCs of a similar age and type to the Mac Pro. This personal computer is a two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port personal computer compared to most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro which only have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of computers that were launched more than two years ago is 32GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. With a maximum internal memory of 64 gigabytes, the Mac Pro has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Pro.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Mac Pro the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. When compared to other similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago, the processor cache of the Mac Pro of 10 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of desktop computers of this age and spec range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. The Apple Mac Pro has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.9 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The Mac Pro has one of the faster memory clock speeds (1,866 megahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age. The average memory clock speed of personal computers of this age and type is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,200MHz.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Mac Pro range from 510MB to 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 3,072 megabytes, the Apple Mac Pro has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Mac Pro has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers of this age and type. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Mac Pro has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Mac Pro.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Mac Pro is more than most personal computers of a similar type and age to it. This Apple computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on PCs of this spec and age.

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Light

With a weight of only 5 kilograms, the Mac Pro is quite light compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for more than two years. Personal computers of this type and age have weights of between 250g and 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg.

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Narrow

The narrowest desktop computer that has been around for around the same time as the Mac Pro is 33mm wide, the widest is 490mm, and the average width is 190mm. With a width of only 167 millimeters, the Mac Pro is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Shallow

When compared to other comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Mac Pro that we have checked, the depth of the Mac Pro of only 167 millimeters is one of the shallowest. The shallowest comparable spec PC that has been available for around the same time as the Mac Pro is 33mm deep, the deepest is 690mm, and the average depth is 360mm.

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2 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

Across all the similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Mac Pro the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. The Mac Pro has one of the slowest memory clock speeds supported by processors (only 800 megahertz) amongst similar spec computers of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Apple Mac Pro has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Computers of a comparable type and age to the Mac Pro have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3TB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Apple Mac Pro

Released Over Three Years Ago

This computer has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

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Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Number of Storage Drives Supported
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Graphics
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Performance
Password Protection
Compatible Processor Series
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Other Features
Built-In Speaker(s)

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Expert Reviews

(47)
22 August 2012

It?s not that the new Mac Pro is a bad machine--far from it. But the other Macs have moved on, and this refresh sees the tower system losing ground, despite being Apple?s top-of-the-line,...

3 July 2012

If you need to have multiple internal hard drives or PCI-Express cards for your video or audio workstation, the Mac Pro is without a doubt the most configurable Mac available. If your workflow...

Apple hasnt forgotten that it makes a Mac Pro
No FireWire 800
Thunderbolt
USB 3.0
Last year's processor
2 July 2012

If you were looking for a bright side to Apple?s underwhelming updates to its Mac Pro line of tower computers, it would have to be that Apple hasn?t forgotten that it makes such a product. In the... Read more…

22 June 2012

If you were looking for a bright side to Apple?s underwhelming updates to its Mac Pro line of tower computers, it would have to be that Apple hasn?t forgotten that it makes such a product.... Read more…

5 December 2010

Dec 2 2010 - Apple's single processor version of the Mac Pro has stiff competition from Apple's 27-inch iMac. At $2500, the system is just too expensive compared to a similarly equipped iMac....

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Fast delivery and excellent package seems like new, very satisfied!

I love this computer, it's incredibly fast, has an adequate amount of storage and it has beautiful retina display. The only down side is the battery runs a little fast, but it's battery lasts long... Read more…

I love this computer, it's incredibly fast, has an adequate amount of storage and it has beautiful retina display. The only down side is the battery runs a little fast, but it's battery lasts long... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

A truly excellent laptop. I never really knew much about mac computers before I had one, as I've always had windows laptops and never really questioned it. I mainly needed a mac for video editing... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

My charger has blown up after two months of purchasing it. I cannot find an email to contact you on seen as you promise a 12 month warranty i would like to have my charger replaced as soon as... Read more…

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